‘Now That I have Fingers’ by Scott Morris with illustrations by Christopher Roantree
Extract from ‘D.I.P’ a play by Michele Hallak
‘Postcoital’ by Roddy Lumsden
‘5:32’ by Joe Dunthorne
‘Nearly song’ by Alison Brackenbury
‘The Ox and the Infant’ by Stephen McGowan
‘Tuber Maneuvers’ by Rich Murphy
‘Analysis’ by James Mackay
‘Resurrecting the Capuchin Monks’ by Maureen Jivani
‘Mother Niagara’ by Fred Johnston
‘How to be Barbie’ by Naomi Woddis
‘Beyond Pale’ by Roddy Lumsden
‘Wonder Woman’ by Aoife Mannix
‘The Sperm Who Didn’t Make It’ by Maggie Butt
‘Le Therapeute’ by Graham Hartill
‘Warriors in Landscape S.W.3.’ by Ruth O’Callaghan
Matt Plater trawls the web
‘Shards of the Looking Glass’: Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie talk about their saucy new book, Lost Girls.
‘By Independent Means’: Tim Cumming reminisces about independent poetry magazines.
6-page Comic created especially for Trespass by artist Anthony Hope-Smith and writer Anthony Howcroft
‘Army@Love’: Rick Veitch gives a sneak preview of his new series
‘Heroes’ by Simon Munnery
‘Mangasm: Mightier than the Penis-Sexuality in Manga’ by ILYA.
Personal Heroes by: Ian Flynn AKA Flinshady; Ottilia Aviram; Hannah Barton; Nich Angell; Mallory Smith; Ben Tallon; Peter Anchorn
Film review by Philip Gardiner
Art and Photography
Comic by Dan Lester
Comic by Paul O’Connell
Images by Hugh Pryor and Jeremy Wood based on their GPS drawings
Illustration by Nikhil Singh
Illustration by Jonas Ranson
Illustration by Glenn James
Illustration by Liz Greenfield
We Yes You NO
Guard, Christopher Burke (2007)
Peter Anckorn is an illustrator specialising in comic book art. With work featured in Judge Dredd Magazine, Futurequake and a web comic Goblin Hero at comic space. His current project ‘Escape’ is under evaluation by the US publisher Antarctic Press.
Nich Angell is 21 and is a comic-inspired illustrator. www.nichangell.co.uk.
Ottilia Aviram is a graphic designer who loves all forms of illustration. Her work is based on collage, drawing, design and a mixture of subconscious ideas. She uses found objects and looks for the beauty within the dirt. She is drawn to everything that doesn’t shine and mixes ink with grime. www.tillydesign.com
Hannah Barton is a freelance illustrator. email@example.com, www.warmtoastcafe.com/art/Hannah_Barton
Chris Burke has worked for Radio Times, Punch, Sunday Telegraph, Irish Tourist Board, Sunday Times and The Times, Vogue, GQ, The Guardian, The Economist, and many others. He has worked on several children’s books including two with Lenny Henry. His awards include: Creative Circle Gold Medal for Illustration 1989 & Cartoonist of the Year 2000. His work is in many private collections, the permanent collection of the London Transport Museum and the V&A. Commissions undertaken: chrisburke.org.uk
Ian Flynn (aka Flinshady) is a a freelance designer. His work was accepted by Getty Images. www.flickr.com/people/flinshady
Liz Greenfield’s drawings have been published by Sony Music Europe, Myx, Pulp, Elle Girl, Artquake, various Dutch newspapers, and non-profit fundraisers such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation. www.lizgreenfield.com
Anthony Hope-Smith is a freelance illustrator and sequential artist. anthonyhopesmith.blogspot.com
Glenn James has written his first novel, Skaler, and writes reviews for the online News-sites ‘News Blaze’ and ‘The Student Operated Press’. Work has appeared in Murky Depths. Illustrator of Ghosts Murders and Scandals. Glenn has exhibited at ‘The H.R. Giger Castle Museum’, and London’s Mall Galleries.
Dan Lester is a cartoonist and illustrator from Leeds who now lives in London. www.monkeysmightpuke.com
Paul O’Connell’s work has appeared in a number of international comics anthologies, zines and magazines and his cult comic book series The Sound of Drowning has garnered critical praise. www.soundofdrowning.com
Matt Plater, also known as MAp-Map, is a UK based artist and illustrator. www.map-map.co.uk
Jonas Ranson’s recent exhibitions include: ‘Threshold’ Frontroom Gallery Bridport Dorset 2007, the Aquarium Gallery Bloombsbury London 2007, ‘Dirty Turkey’ Gone Tomorrow Gallery Bethnal Green 2008. www.jonasranson.com
Marc Renshaw (poetry images) is an artist based in Barton Upon Humber. www.artsfringe.org.uk/artists.php?ref=mr1
Chris Roantree has had exhibitions at the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Annual Show at the Bankside Gallery, London, as well as many others. Publications include: Blueprint, for Study Gallery Poole, Comic for the Royal College of Art printmaking Dept, Afloat in Milk, a book of poems and paintings by Christopher Roantree and Gareth Brooks and Ambit Magazine. In Jan 2007 he was asked to respond to a new clothing Label being launched by Sienna Miller and Savannah Miller, called Twenty 8 Twelve.
Mrs. Mallory Smith: Part-time sequential artist and freelance illustrator. Founder of Fallen Angel Media, a consortium of small press artists and writers. www.thefallenangel.co.uk
Nikhil Singh’s graphic novel Salem Brownstone (created in conjunction with writer John Dunning) will be available from Walker Books next Halloween. His writing has appeared in small-press around the world and he is currently at work on his second novel; The Secret Diary of Tiffany Twisted. www.myspace.com/nikhilsnihil
Ben Tallon studied at the University of Central Lancashire, earning a degree in Illustration before starting ‘Ben and Ink’ Illustration. He is based in The Squared Circle Studio. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.benandink.co.uk
Rick Veitch is an American comic book artist and writer who has worked in mainstream, underground, and alternative comics. His third collection of fully painted Epic era stories, Heartburst And Other Pleasures will be released in April 2008. www.rickveitch.com
Andrew Waugh is a Scottish writer and artist. www.theartofwaugh.co.uk
Jeremy Wood and Hugh Pryor are exhibiting at the Tenderpixel Gallery (May 23–June 25) Website: www.gpsdrawing.com, www.tenderpixel.com
Tim Cumming was born in 1963 in a children’s home in Solihull to a 16-year old girl he would meet again some 37 years later. Publications include: Miniature Estate (Smith Doorstop, 1991), Apocalypso (Scratch, 1992), Apocalypso and The Rumour (Stride in 1999 and 2004), Contact Print (Wrecking Ball Press 2002). Cumming writes about music for The Independent, has made a film about the English rock band Hawkwind for BBC4, and is currently working on a series of three-minute film poems.
Melinda Gebbie is a comics artist and writer, probably best known for Lost Girls, the three-volume graphic novel she has recently completed in collaboration with writer Alan Moore, published by Top Shelf.
ILYA is a comic book writer and artist. His work has been published by Marvel, DC and Dark Horse in the USA, Kodansha in Japan and numerous independent companies worldwide. Books include the Manga Drawing Kit; The End of the Century Club; It’s Dark in London for Serpent’s Tail; and Skidmarks. Illustration clients include the BBC, Royal Academy of Arts, and The Times, Guardian and most recently East End Life. He also edits The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga (www.bestnewmanga.com), and tutors workshops and courses on the art of comics and manga for colleges, galleries, libraries, schools and prisons, across the UK as well as abroad.
Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs ‘workings’ (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD. He is a vegetarian, an anarchist, a practicing magician and occultist, and he worships a Roman snake-deity named Glycon.
In 2003 Michele Hallak set up the writing development company ForSite/HindSite at The Royal Court’s Site until 2007. In 2005 Michele produced the sell out Doing Lines Festival at The Pleasance Theatre, London which she also wrote and performed. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip Gardiner: www.gardinersworld.com.
Anthony Howcroft runs the European operation of a major technology organization. He has a diploma in creative writing from Oxford University and over 20 of his short stories have been published in various forms.
Scott Morris is a prose and poetry writer. Previous work was published in Avocado, The Delinquent and Pomegranate magazines. He was President and a founding member of Warwick’s premier arts magazine, Tapfactory.
Alison Brackenbury’s latest collection is Singing in the Dark, Carcanet, 2008. “A quiet lyricism and delight”, (The Guardian). www.alisonbrackenbury.co.uk, www.myspace.com/alisonbrackenbury.
Maggie Butt’s poems have been widely published in magazines and broadcast on Radio 4. She is the judge of Ver Poets competition 2008. Her poetry pamphlet Quintana Roo was published by Acumen in 2003 and her collection Lipstick was published in March 2007 by Greenwich Exchange. It was chosen as the Poetrykit book of the month December 2007/January 2008.
Joe Dunthorne’s debut novel, Submarine, was published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin earlier this year.
Graham Hartill is currently writer-in-residence at HMP & YOI Parc, Bridgend. His selected poems, Cennau’s Bell, was published by the Collective Press in 2005 and his latest book, A Winged Head, by Parthian in 2007.
Maureen Jivani holds a MPhil in Writing from the University of Glamorgan. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
Fred Johnston is founder-manager of the Western Writers’ Centre (www.twwc.ie). He has published nine volumes of poetry, three novels and a collection of short stories; the poems ‘The Oracle Room’ appeared from Cinnamon Poetry (Wales) last year and his novel, The Neon Rose, from Bluechrome, also last year.
Roddy Lumsden has published four books of poetry, most recently Mischief Night—New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe). His fifth collection is Third Wish Wasted, due in Spring 2009. He is currently compiling Identity Parade, a major new anthology of recent British and Irish poetry.
Stephen McGowan has contributed to many magazines and anthologies, and is currently working on a novel. He has also written a play called Dirty Tree Thirty.
James Mackay is a poet living in London.
Aoife Mannix’s first collection of poetry The Elephant In The Corner was published by Tall Lighthouse in 2005. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, London Live, Resonance FM, and the BBC World Service. In 2007/8 she is touring her poetry and music show Growing Up An Alien with Apples and Snakes, supported by Arts Council England. She has been published in numerous magazines.
Rich Murphy’s book of poems, The Apple in the Monkey Tree is due out by Codhill Press Summer 2008. Chapbooks include Great Grandfather (Pudding House Publications, 2007), and Family Secret, due out in 2008 by Finishing Line Press, and Hunting and Pecking due out in Spring 2008 by Ahadada Press. He has had poems in Rolling Stone, Poetry, and Grand Street amongst others. Recently, he was guest editor for Inertia Magazine www.inertiamagazine.com/i4/ and teaches writing at VCU.
Ruth O’Callaghan is a winner in international poetry competitions, hosts three poetry venues in London. Her work, which is published in many anthologies and magazines, has been translated into Italian and Romanian. A competition adjudicator, interviewer and reviewer, she has both read and compered at literary festivals. Her collection Where Acid Has Etched (bluechrome) was published in 2007.